Better tech – Better health

Today’s healthcare services increasingly make use of digital solutions. At Origo, we bring together IT expertise and extensive experience in the healthcare sector to create intuitive, connected solutions, that have come to form the bedrock of our native Iceland’s healthcare services today and onwards into the future.

Our healthcare solutions

Digital solutions for everyone’s well-being

At Origo Healthcare Solutions, we are on a mission: To boost and support healthcare in Iceland and the world over. Our work includes developing apps to help the public understand and monitor all aspects of their own health, as well crafting a range of solutions to assist healthcare professionals performing their day-to-day duties.

Saga - Electronic Medical Records

Saga is an electronic system that manages medical records. The system is used in all major health institutions across Iceland, including private clinics and nursing homes

Hekla - Health Network

Hekla is a closed electronic communication network used to transmit data within the healthcare system.

Medicor - Medication Dispensing

Medicor is a comprehensive dispensing system for pharmacies. In addition to standard medication dispensing, Medicor receives electronic prescriptions and sends this information to social insurance.

Vera - Health Portal

Engage with healthcare professionals and access registered data on Heilsuvera.

Askja - Statistics and Reports

Askja is our processing tool that processes data from Saga. It provides you with access to reporting on an Excel spreadsheet.


Deildarvaki provides an overview of all patients in the ward, including vital outpatient information.

Prescription and Administration Register

A new electronic drug administration registration system allows nurses to keep track of drug collection, dosage and register administration.

Smásaga - app for in-home nursing

Health care workers are one of the pillars of society. Their work touch all our lives in various ways. Origo has been in the frontline of developing health care solutions and developed the Smásaga app for health care workers. That development was in the final stages when COVID-19 hit. The in-home nursing in the capital region asked us to implement the app quicker than originally scheduled so patients’ safety could be guaranteed.

Point of service monitor

Individuals can register on arrival
Payment of expense items
Receipt issued if payment is made on POS monitor

For our own health

Origo has developed Heilsuvera, which gives individuals oversight over their own health. In Heilsuvera, individuals can be in direct contact with staff at their local clinic, review their prescriptions and request a renewal, book appointments, view hospitalisations and visits to health institutions, make decisions on organ donation and view their vaccination history, all in one place. Parents can also use Heilsuvera for the same purpose on behalf of their children. Furthermore, prospective mothers can have oversight over measurements from mother protection and access to files which the midwife uploads into the medical record, including sonar photos or nuchal fold scans.

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Saga and Smásaga

Helping them helping us

Origo works closely with healthcare professionals in different specialties to map out their IT needs and to develop solutions for greater efficiency and better patient outcomes. These include Saga, an electronic medical record system used in all major health institutions in Iceland, as well as a range of solutions enable easy record-keeping, monitoring and sharing of patient data across the healthcare system. Origo’s app Smásaga was specifically created for home nursing and residential care professionals, to record and register patient information into Saga’s database, directly from the bedside and in real time, using smartphones.

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World leading technology

During the pandemic, Origo worked with the Icelandic government and the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop two solutions that would play a vital role in steering the country – and the world – through the crisis.

Origo developed a package of software and supplied hardware for border screening in just 10 days. The package was also used at Suðurlandsbraut where thousands of individuals were tested for COVID-19 every day during the peak of the pandemic.

When COVID-19 vaccines had received marketing authorisation, it was essential to move quickly to organise vaccination for the most vulnerable groups. In two we weeks, Origo managed to develop a vaccination system that was initially used to vaccinate the most vulnerable groups but later developed into a vaccination system for the entire country. Every Icelander that was vaccinated against COVID-19 received an invitation to be vaccinated with a bar code from the vaccination system that Origo had developed.

Origo later developed the world’s first vaccination certificate in collaboration with the European Union. The certificate, originally developed for Iceland, was later adopted by WHO and rolled out globally. In order to achieve this, Origo drew on expertise from across the company to create a fully operational high-capacity system that is all at once secure, robust and fast. These high-profile successes have already led to a wide interest in the development of Origo solutions for screening and certification in a variety of healthcare settings.


Healthier people, healthier planet

One of the things that make Origo special is the way in which our solutions may help achieve significant reduction in energy consumption and waste. As an example, Origo's home nursing app Smásaga results in fewer trips for home nursing staff, reducing their carbon emissions. We at Origo work toward being a green supplier as well. All Origo’s service car fleet is electric, all office waste sorted and recycled, we encourage flexible working from home, cutting down on travel and increasing working efficiency – and of course Origo powers all its operations with Iceland’s clean and renewable energy sources.

What do our customers think about Origo's healthcare solutions?

Covid tests are now really quick; it’s easy to use the bar codes and we see a great optimizing in staffing. With this change in our methods, we can gather 2000 samples a day, where we previously gathered 200. It is a great increase in samples gathered with lot less work. (On the increased optimization of COVID-19 testing)
Ragnheiður Ósk ErlendsdóttirManaging Director of Nursing at Reykjavík Health Care Center

Did you know?

Smásaga app makes health care workers able to digitally document medical records through a smart device and prevent wrong recording and loss of files.

Origo has developed Alma, a system that calculates social security amounting to ISK 85 billion each year for the Icelandic Social Insurance

Origo orchestrated solutions for COVID-19 testing at the border in 2020

7,000 digital prescriptions go through Origo's system every day

Our healthcare solutions are based on an old foundation dating back to 1993, when the development of the medical records system Saga began.

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